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Around the AFC West: Broncos GM John Elway Addresses the Media

A roundup of this week’s headlines around the AFC West division


Here's what happened this week around the AFC West:

Denver Broncos

Broncos general manager John Elway addressed the media

Louis Vasquez is moving back to right guard after playing right tackle last season

Louis Vasquez needed to serve as an emergency right tackle during the last half of last season. But on Wednesday, he expressed to the media that he wants to play guard.

"My mentality is I'm a guard," Vasquez said. "I would love to stay inside the trenches. That's just how my mentality is. I'm a big, strong guy and I like to get physical and being on the outside, it's more finesse. The guys want to rush the passer and things of that nature and that's not my forte."

Watch Vasquez's full press conference here.

The Broncos waived wide receiver Kerry Taylor

San Diego Chargers

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco discusses the future of quarterback Philip Rivers

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes a Rivers draft-day trade is still a possibility

Chargers-Raiders on Christmas Eve among four primetime games for Chargers

The Chargers and Raiders will play on Christmas Eve night in a game that by that time, the Chiefs may be keeping a close eye on with AFC West implications.

"All eyes will be on the Bolts as the rivals square off on Christmas Eve at O.Co Coliseum," Chargers managing editor Ricky Henne wrote. "The Week 16 showdown is one of four primetime games on San Diego's schedule.  Every nationally televised game is special, but few compare to a marquee match like playing on Christmas Eve."

Read the full article here.

Oakland Raiders

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio spoke to the media

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree says he has "a lot to prove" with Oakland

The six-year NFL veteran crossed the bay from San Francisco to Oakland in the offseason, and he's looking forward to the new challenge.

"I have a lot to prove," Crabtree told the San Francisco Chronicle. "A lot to prove. Ain't got nothing to lose and have a lot to prove."

Read Vic Tafur’s full article here. outlines some notes about their upcoming 2015 schedule

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